25GS-PON MSA Group adds seven members

25GS-PON MSA Group adds seven members

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The 25G symmetric PON multi-source agreement – aka the 25GS-PON MSA Group – has added seven new members.

AT&T, CommScope, Cortina Access, Feneck, HiLight Semiconductor, Hisense Broadband and Semtech are all now official members and, along with the 10 founding members, are enabling a move beyond the limitations of 10Gb/s next-generation PON, the current state-of-the-art.

“The addition of such a wide range of network operators, equipment vendors, and component suppliers to the 25GS-PON MSA is evidence of the technology’s importance for 5G xHaul and enterprise services,” said Jeff Heynen (pictured), VP of broadband access and home networking for Dell’Oro Group.

“25G PON’s ability to co-exist with XGS-PON and reuse existing fiber plant makes it extremely attractive to operators around the world.”

The 25GS-PON MSA was first announced on October 8, 2020 with the goal of promoting and accelerating the development of 25GS-PON technology.

Since then the group has published V1 of the 25 Gigabit Symmetrical Passive Optical Network specification, providing the basis for how 25GS-PON should be implemented to ensure basic functionality and interoperability across different vendors. 

There are several performance and efficiency-driven demands propelling the market toward 25GS-PON. The first is for 5G wireless networks, which will require three to 10 times the density of 4G. 25GS-PON is extremely well suited to support xHaul transport for 5G’s increased cell density and capacity requirements. With 25GS-PON, operators can leverage their existing fiber networks to significantly reduce both the cost and time required to bring up 5G services, ultimately delivering better services to consumers.


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